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good morning, america. breaking overnight, deadly tornadoes. twisters tear through florida's west coast. homes and businesses gone in a flash. this condo complex -- right in the path. people there in shock as they wake up this morning. prisoners freed. five americans, trapped behind bars for years in iran, finally on their way home, including this "washington post" reporter. family members elated. >> i'm proud of saeed for having stood up for his faith as a christian. >> was the surprise release tied
and the escalating feud. donald trump and ted cruz, now holding nothing back. trump got booed during this attack. [ crowd boos ] >> excuse me, excuse me, he didn't report his bank loans, that's okay. >> meanwhile, the democrats get ready for their big debate tonight. with the polls tightening, does hillary clinton have to sharpen her attack? and caught on camera. nascar racing legend tony stewart goes after a fan in the stands. all, as the star is facing a wrongful death lawsuit over this. so, what fueled the new fight? good morning. paula is off today. we're happy to have the extraordinary cecilia vega at the desk. as one of our chief campaign
hotter out there on the trail. george stephanopoulos in a sit-down. now, at a whole new level. we start here with the breaking news out of florida, the deadly tornadoes i take a look at this, the radar lighting up at the very moment the twisters hit. ripping homes and businesses on the ground. indra petersons has more on this. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. already reports of four tornadoes out there. they occurred through the overnight hours. the west coast of florida suffering after an outbreak of tornadoes. >> hazard, 71 miles an hour wind gusts. >> reporter: four reportedly touching down in 25-mile radius. homes destroyed by at least 80 mile per hour winds. multiple rescues in siesta keys.
the first victim was easily removed with the ladder. the secretary victim was trapped in her bedroom. >> reporter: suffering minor injuries. according to florida power and light, there are nearly 90,000 power out ages in the area. roofs ripped off multiple homes. that squall line is still out there, very strong winds, in addition to that tornado threat, naples had a wind gust of 80 miles per hour. slight risk still in the region this morning. we'll continue to monitor the squall line to see if it will still be extended. it will make its up the coastline. that same system on the backside of it, the threat for snow. flurries in places like d.c., even new york city. but remember, we need to go back
that heavy rain in the south. meaning flooding. >> okay, thanks. let's get to our other big story this morning, the campaign trail kicking into overdrive, the friendship between donald trump and ted cruz is officially over, that heated battle hotter than ever. the democrats are just a few hours in a face-off of their own in a big debate tonight. mary bruce right there in south mary, good morning. >> reporter: hi, cecilia. good morning. just days ago they seemed to be friend but now with iowa two weeks away and trump and cruz neck and neck in the early states, the two are locked in an all-out slugfest. donald trump and ted cruz are going to the mat in a war of words in front of the campaign and on twitter. trump is slamming cruz in a barrage of tweets, now calling him a hip cite.
is this the new york that ted cruz is talking about and demeaning. and he blasted him for not disclosing a loan. cruz fired back. >> i think in terms of a commander in chief, we ought to have someone who's not springing out of bed to tweet. >> reporter: south carolina, where both front-runners appeared at a tea party convention, trump's attacks didn't go over all. >> excuse me, he didn't bank loans. >> reporter: on the democratic side, the mood was a little bit light hearted. >> i'm certainly pleased to share this podium with my distinguished opponents. >> reporter: but the pleasantries aren't expect to
>> we agree on a lot but we do have differences. i'm sure we'll explore those more at the debate. >> reporter: with the democratic race tightening, the candidates have tightening their attacks. >> every democratic party in the united states of america will get the resources it needs. >> reporter: now, the stakes for the democratic debate here tonight are huge. clinton and sanders have butted heads in the past. but with their poll numbers narrower, everybody will be watching to see how negative they'll go. let's get back to the complete evaporation of the trump cruz. check out what he said in this interview with abc chief anchor george stephanopoulos. >> he's doubled down on this issue of new york values. he lumped you in yesterday with hillary clinton, andrew cuomo,
he apologizes to the millions let down by liberal politics. >> he was 's a nasty guy, nobody likes him, nobody in congress. he's a very -- he's got a edge that's not good. you can't make deal with people like that. it's not a good thing for the country. very nasty guy. >> okay, and george is here now. >> the topic sentence. >> i'm sure there was more. we sat on in these very chairs after some eye-popping comment from donald trump. i'm going to ask it again, party event. is there a real risk in attacking cruz repeatedly. >> no question there's a risk. you're right, in south carolina.
someone so far, he's come out the winner. whether, you know, whether it's jeb bush or ben carson, all of these attacks somehow seem to stick. now, we'll see if the attacks that donald trump has started now stick as well. cruz is given no corner. he'll come back at donald trump. energy. the democratic side, big debate tonight, the polls are getting tighter, does clinton have to sanders. >> she's done it all week long, she's done it on health care, on guns and on electability. right now, sanders fighting right back as well. talking about hillary clinton's ties to wall street. the same thing happening now. now, some people, clinton's allies said she waited too long
now is the time. bernie sanders looks like he's pulled ahead in iowa, although it's very close. he's ahead in new hampshire. she still holds on a national lead. >> george, thank you. george has a big show this morning, he'll be speaking with hillary clinton and of course you can see much more with his exclusive interview with donald trump, that's later this morning on "this week" right here on abc. cecilia. we do now turn to that stunning turn of developments in u.s./iran relations. five american prisoners release, soon to be on their way home to freedom. that prisoner swap followed by a landmark nuclear deal sealed. abc chief white house correspondent jonathan karl is here with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. these three of these americans were held longer than those
their release this morning comes just as that nuclear deal goes into effect, freeing up hundreds of billions of dollars for the iranian government. finally free, ending months of anguish for five americans trapped behind bars in iran. >> we have received confirmation five americans who had been unjustly detained in iran have been released from custody. >> reporter: one released jason rezaian, the 39-year-old detained for 18 months, was charged with espionage. >> there's so much to write about it. >> reporter: the washington post tehran bureau was detained in 2013. >> having certain beverages with my buddies. >> reporter: rezaian was working in the country with his wife, a fellow reporter. >> i love it.
you know, it's home. >> reporter: also released pastor saeed abedini. accused of threatening iran's national security. >> i told the kids, daddy's released from prison. >> reporter: and amir hekmati detained the longest the former u.s. marine was arrested four years ago while he was visiting his grandmother in iran. they all spent time in iran's notorious notorious evin prison. >> they should be on their way home to their families before long. >> reporter: prisoners were freed in exchange for seven iranians were in u.s. custody. the release comes the same day president obama signed an executive order lifting
indeed the white house insists the release of these american prisoners is entirely unrelated to that nuclear deal. but, dan, cecilia, officials do say the diplomacy that led to that nuclear deal did help pave way for the dip lo masy to exchange these prisoners. >> the timing is certain a coincidence. those people are going to have quite a story when they come home. lots of other news this morning. let's get it over to dr. ron claiborne. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. jon karl will be back later to do "pop news." >> looking forward to it. we begin in virginia, where two men are in federal custody facing terror-related charges. the takedown occurred on friday at the richmond airport where he was about to catch a flight to
and in contact with jihad jihadi members overseas. they gathered information from the second man in custody. still no sign of those 12 marines missing off the coast of hawaii after a mid-air xligs. new video shows marines and coast guard officials battling high winds as they conduct that search. debris strewn off of hawaii. and we're now learning more about an american missionary who was among the nearly 30 people killed in that terror attack in the african nation of burkina faso, he was killed when islamic militants stormed a luxury hotel and cafe in the nation's capital. he leaves behind four children, two of them which were adopted
kina faso. shrine dion's brother lost his battle with cancer after her husband died of the same disease. celine dion got the news as she was preparing for her husband's funeral this coming friday. the packers versus the arizona cardinals. check this out, with seconds to play, aaron rodgers' hail mary pass, it's caught for the touchdown. six points and the extra point. sending that game into overtime. that celebration was short-lived. sorry, packers fans, the cardinals scored on the first drive in overtime. the new england patriots won their game against the chiefs in kansas city. and finally, one more for you, it's about a boy, the most die-hard seattle seahawks fan.
pulling for the seahawks because he lives in south carolina. carolina panthers are fan favorites. >> they were calling me -- go seahawks, that made me feel kind of sad. i said, i don't care if you don't like the seahawks. >> the wait his mother heard this story, she put together a facebook posting asking for some backup from seahawks fans. they saw the post and they sent him a parcel full of gear and today, four tickets for the game in south carolina. >> those seahawks fans come out in force. >> who you taking by the way? >> the seahawks. >> there's strong statement. >> i did cover the super bowl so. >> stick to campaign coverage.
very different kind of sports story this morning, embattled nascar driver tony stewart who charged into the stands to confront an apparent heckler. story. >> reporter: racing fans at the annual chili bowl nationals in oklahoma expect action on the dirt track, but this morning, new video has surfaced about a fiery crash in the stands. with tony stewart storming into the crowd friday night after this fan -- >> i don't like you and i never have. >> reporter: shouted insults at the championship driver, stewart quickly fired back. >> no, i'm not. >> i think you are. >> reporter: the video blowing up at his critic is heating up online. >> one of the skills is to develop a thick skin and ignore this kind of criticism.
>> reporter: his temper has land landed him in trouble in the past. he was fined $25,000 after backing into brad keselowski's car. the three-time sprint cup champion is also facing a wrongful death lawsuit accused of intentionally riding down kevin ward jr., killing the 20-year-old driver. >> i know in my heart it was 100% accident. >> because the negative attention surrounding the lawsuit it may have been a good decision to ignore that. >> reporter: officials say no charges are expected against stewart in this incident. but the man he was arguing with an off-duty tulsa officer is in in -- that deputy's boss saying his officers are held to a higher standard. no word from tony stewart about
this upcoming season will be stewart's last. he plans to retire attend of the year. >> all right, phillip, thank you. quite some video. indra is back with the weather. please tell me that's not an actual temperature on the wall behind you. >> remember, december, laughing how nice it was. someone should have knock on wood. because, yes, that's an actual temperature. highs there into the single digits. . you can see the windchills this morning, numbers at 28 below in these morning hours. 10 minutes outside. unfortunately, this is all going to be continuing. only spreading into the east. so places like chicago, you'll be 20 below in through tomorrow. all of the way to the eastern seaboard. we'll be talking single digits and below zero. boston will be 1 below by the morning. the cold air right over the
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welcome back to "good morning. happening right now -- people in florida reeling after deadly tornadoes ripped through the western part of the state. four tornadoes touching down at least one person killed. and also right now, federal help is on the way to residents in flint, michigan, the public health crisis there reaching desperate levels after lead was found in the water when flint changed water sources to save
residents there. also a manhunt under way right here in new york city for two bank robbers dubbed bonnie and the clyde. they recently pulled off a daring bank robbery the duo forced to abandon their loot water. coming up this morning on the show the new twists in the case of the taco bell executive who was caught on camera as you can see right here, drunk, attacking an uber driver. why the man throwing the punches is now the one suing. but first here, a tragedy within our own abc news family this morning. >> a talented producer from our chicago station was murdered while on vacation in blooez, right now, the urgent hunt to find her killer. >> reporter: this happened in a
a trip of relaxation and yoga coming to a heartbreaking still unexplained end. in this tropical oasis a horrifying murder mystery. this morning, police in belize, police trying to figure out who killed anne swaney. found dead in this river friday near the farm in belize where she was vacationing. >> a very vivid outdoors person. loves to ride. >> reporter: police say on thursday, she volunteered to stay behind from a horseback riding experience because there weren't that enough horses for everyone. they found her yoga mat and other belongings but found no sign of her. >> at about 3:00 we realized she wasn't around. >> reporter: after hours of
her body the next day. >> during our search we discovered the body of anne apparent apparently dead floating in the mopan river. >> reporter: the autopsy report showing the cause of death was strangulation. friends and family stunned by the tragic loss. >> chicago has lost an amazing person. she was the first person to check in and see how you were doing and encouraged you to continue to do better. >> reporter: this morning, police are questioning a man they call a person of interest who claims he was just fishing nearby. >> we have one person in custody. >> reporter: and police tell us they're still searching for a second man wanted for questioning, they're putting all of their resources into figuring
woman, co-workers said was always smiling. >> she sounds like an extraordinary person. we want to send our condolences to members of her family and members of our affiliate. let's take a look at our weather forecast. >> reporter: miami, that line of severe weather is still making its way in through the region. take a look at the camera shaking. notice the clouds. you need a weather camera when you see them, that's associated with severe weather. this line of storms is heading in your direction. remember, this is the same system that already spawned four tornadoes, definitely stay aware if you're in the region today. west, completely different picture. el nino here we go again. more weather making its way into the region.
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in that video a drunken passenger is seen punching that uber driver. that driver sued the passenger. but now the passenger is suing the driver, he allegedly attacked. this now-i famous video now viewed more than 2 million times on youtube is at the center of a lawsuit. in california. benjamin golden is filing a lawsuit against cabon despite making this tearful apology. >> i have been trying not to read what's being said. i'm not that person. >> reporter: he's already been sued by cabon for unspecified damages. he's also bj charged with assault and battery and pleaded not guilty. >> i didn't expect it to get violent. >> reporter: golden is now
video taped the altercation and is now seeking damages for severe emotional distress, humiliation, anxiety, fear. >> i think the driver is going to be okay with respect to the videotape. the audio tape however will however present some challenges. >> reporter: at no time did mr. golden consent to be video recorded or viewed by anyone else. caban lawyer telling abc news that the lawsuit in his words bogus. prohibits recording someone's conversation without their consent. the passenger said he didn't give his consent to be recorded. the uber driver said that law only applies to audio recordings not videos.
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we know exactly what's coming. sara haines. >> i got some jon karl. [ cheers and applause ] >> what is your official title here at abc. >> i think at least until now chief white house correspondent. >> i hope you enjoyed your long run. okay, excitement building this morning for the return of the x-files. david duchovny and jillian anderson are back on fox for a six-series. they'll have their hands full. >> they police us. they spy on us. they tell us that makes us safer. >> are you ready for this? >> i don't know if there's a choice. >> now, there's talk more series could be on the way if the actors could work out the scheduling. it's hard to believe it's been 13 years since that show went on the air.
>> still obsess with her. you were thinking that? >> absolutely. >> jon -- >> exact same analysis on "this week." oh my god, george, absolutely. >> thank you. you can smile a little bit. the countdown is on for the oscars. first promotional trailer starring chris rock. >> chris rock counts down the oscars. >> presenter cleavage. check out who died this year. >> the oscars live oscar sunday february 28th. >> rock has done this gig once before. i'm a fan, can't wait for it. jon karl, what about you. and get a fire extinguisher smoking
you got cristiano ronaldo with his six-pack posing with supermodel ambrosia. also no slouch. >> you were selling it so well. i have a feeling this story isn't going to be covered later this morning on "this week." yes, this couple is hot. in the interview cristiano said he's open to a future move to an american team. they're looking so hot. as jon karl said, get out your fire extinguisher. >> i never thought i'd see the >> i'm here to plug "this week." >> we got bernie sanders, hillary clinton and donald trump here on "this week." >> jon, you go and -- >> bye, jon. >> we'll see you later. >> jon karl, thank you. speaking of friends matthew perry is showing us he always
you might remember this classic episode where monica and rachel lose their apartment to joey and chandler. perry was on the bbc show and proves he still knows all the answers to those trivia questions. >> according to chandler, what phenomenon scares the bee jesus out of him. >> that's michael flat leigh's lord of the dance. >> that is correct. well done. >> now that's pretty impressive. >> or he really has a thing for michael flatley. >> or he likes reruns like the rest of us. >> i can't promise any more jon karl appearances here at "pop news." >> i have been making some phone calls. i believe next week you're going to have martha raddatz. >> this just in, george is doing
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